“Triathlon sounds a lot more daunting than it really is. Our club makes it accessible, affordable and above all, enjoyable.”
The mission of the Triathlon Club is to promote participation in the sport of triathlon by providing a network of training and racing opportunities to Oregon State students and affiliates of all ability levels. In addition, we strive to keep the cost of participating as low as possible for students.
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Who can join? Why join?
Anyone affiliated with Oregon State can join us — students, faculty and alumni alike. Triathlon sounds a lot more daunting than it really is. Our club makes it accessible, affordable and above all, enjoyable.
How did you get involved?
In my first multisport event, the Oregon Dunes Duathlon, I met one of our excellent coaches, Blair Bronson. He encouraged me to join the club, and the rest is history.
What is your best memory?
Many of the best memories are made at our travel events, such as the Wildflower Triathlon in California. That race just so happens to be our first of the year, so it’s incredibly exciting to watch all of our new triathletes compete, bond and work really, really hard.
What is the community like?
Most of our interaction with the community comes through working at our fundraising races, the Beaver Freezer and Beaver Fever. We draw hundreds of participants from all over Oregon and beyond, and it is incredibly valuable to help coordinate an event that so many community members participate in and help out with. Thanks sponsors and volunteers!
When did you first feel a sense of belonging on campus?
At my first spin class with the Triathlon Club, I knew I found my family for the next several years. It was that quick!
How have you grown from being involved?
As clichéd as it sounds, this club has bolstered my communication skills quite substantially. In working with the vast amount of people that keep this club operating, clear communication is key.